Today saw the formal naming ceremony for ‘James Spooner' the new Double Fairlie steam locomotive at the Ffestiniog Railway.
RailAdvent were invited along to this special event and below you can see some of the pictures that we took during the day
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With James Spooner back at Boston Lodge, this brings us to the end of our live blog showcasing the naming ceremony.
We would like to thank you, our readers, for joining us today. A big thank you to the Ffestiniog & Welsh Highland Railways for inviting us along and for allowing us to bring you this live blog.
Video footage of the day will be coming soon to the RailAdvent website, so stay tuned.
James Spooner takes its coaches back to Boston Lodge after a success trip to Blaenau Ffestiniog and back.
Almost back at Porthmadog
Passing David Lloyd George at Tan-y-bwlch
Time for us to head back to Porthmadog
Here are a few more pictures of the unveiling and of James Spooner
And the nameplate is unveiled
James Spooner with the curtain covering up the nameplate
Our destination, Blaenau Ffestiniog, here Merddin Emrys is waiting in the other platform
We have arrived at a rather damp Tanygrisiau
Steaming around the curve at Ddualt
Waiting for the signal at Tan-y-bwlch
David Lloyd George at Tan-y-bwlch
Passing Boston Lodge
And we are now onboard and on our way to Blaenau Ffestiniog
James Spooner getting ready for departure
A couple more of James Spooner, of the covered nameplate and without the roof cover
Welsh Pony is also here with James Spooner
We are back at Porthmadog now, James Spooner is here with nameplates covered
Plenty going on in the carriage works
Here is the new boiler for Taliesin
David Lloyd George preparing for one of the trains running today
Boston Lodge is where James Spooner was completed recently.
Here is Linda, currently undergoing overhaul.
Time for a quick look around Boston Lodge before our train to Blaenau Ffestiniog later this morning
Upnor Castle and carriages arrive into Harbour Station
We have arrived in Porthmadog, the rain is still falling
Time for us to head off to Porthmadog, seems like a rainy day ahead. More updates once we arrive, around 8am
Welcome to our live update page on the naming ceremony for James Spooner, we are looking forward to keeping you updated throughout the day.